Korean J Hepatol > Volume 12(3); 2006 > Article
The Korean Journal of Hepatology 2006;12(3): 318-332.
Autoimmune Hepatitis: Recent Update on Diagnosis and Treatment
Yung Sang Lee
University of Ulsan, Asan Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology, Seoul, Korea
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is an unresolving, predominantly periportal hepatitis that is usually displays hypergammaglobulinemia, and tissue autoantibodies, and this malady is responsive to immunosuppressive therapy. Our understanding about this clinical entity has been greatly expanded since the first description by Waldenstr?m 50 years ago. The codified diagnostic criteria of AIH prepared by International Autoimmune Hepatitis Group are still valid, but new attempts are being made to overcome the shortcomings of this scoring system. Immunosuppressive therapies using prednisone and azathioprine are currently the mainstay for the treatment of AIH, but there are still many practical questions to be solved.
KeyWords: Autoimmune hepatitis; Diagnosis; Treatment; Prognosis

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